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Shaw, Thurstan

SHAW, Thurstan

SHAW, Thurstan. Also writes as Peter Woods. British, b. 1914. Genres: Archaeology/Antiquities, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Curator, Museum of Anthropology, Achimota College, Ghana, 1937-45; with Cambridgeshire Education Committee, 1945-51; Tutor, Cambridge Institute of Eduction, 1951-63; Professor of Archaeology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1963-74; Ed., West African Archaeological Newsletter, Nos. 1-12, 1964-70, and West African Journal of Archaeology, Vols. 1-5, 1971-75; Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1976-79. Publications: Excavation at Dawu, 1961; Archaeology and Nigeria, 1964; (ed. and co-author) Nigerian Prehistory and Archaeology, 1969; Igbo-Ukwu: An Account of Archaeological Discoveries in Eastern Nigeria, 2 vols., 1970; Africa and the Origins of Man, 1973; Why, Darkest Africa?, 1975; (ed. and co-author) Discovering Nigeria's Past, 1975; Unearthing Igbo-Ukwu, 1977; Nigeria: Its Archaeology and Early History, 1978; Filling Gaps in Afric Maps: Fifty Years of Archaeology in Africa, 1984; (with S. G. H. Daniels) Excavations At Iwo Eleru, Ondo State, Nigeria, 1987; (with K.D. Aiyedun) Prehistoric Settlement and Subsistence in the Kaduna Valley, Nigeria, 1989; (ed.) The Archaelogy of Africa: Food, Metals and Towns, 1993; (as Peter Woods) Diary of a Grief, 1998. Address: 26 Peacocks, Great Shelford, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambs. CB2 5AT, England.

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